Speed limits reviewed
A REVIEW of the 80km/h zone on the New England Highway from Applethorpe to Ballandean is under the microscope, after members of the community complained the speed limit in between towns was too fast.
Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said he put the idea of a reduced speed limit forward to his department after families and businesses raised the issue.
“The review’s goal is to determine and implement a speed limit that balances the road function and environment, traffic volumes, crash history and roadside hazards,” Mr Bailey said.
“This process will make sure speed limits are realistic, consistent and that ultimately, people do comply with them,” he said.
A petition from Ballandean residents to reduce speeds through their village, tabled by Member for Southern Downs James Lister, has also gone to Mr Bailey.
The review will be completed by the end of June, with any changes to be implemented later in 2020.